andrew drozd
HS teacher

Sports Action Posters / Athletic Team Marketing

Project Published 4/21/14 Last updated on 3/2/20

(Update: 8/17/2018) This project has evolved significantly in the ten years or so since I started teaching it in terms of the techniques students use, how I facilitate collaboration, and what the final product looks like. This short video captures the student experience from the Spring 2018 semester. It features our inspiration for this project, students photographing the school athletes, their workflow, meetings at the NBA headquarters and with the creative director of the NY Mets at Citi Field. For a behind the scenes look at how I taught this unit and suggestions for celebrating your own students' work, check out this clip here.

This project creates an opportunity for students to showcase their athletic talents by applying their understanding of blending modes and textures.

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

Age Levels
1+ Week
ISTE Standards
Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Computational Trainer

I've taught this project over the last 4 years an it typically take 5-8 50 minute class periods. I linked the 4 most relevant instructional videos but I've created about a dozen that include insight on how to create the poster. Feel free to check them out on my old YouTube channel or my new and often updated YouTube channel. Please email me if you have any questions! Good luck!

To see additional examples of student work, visit this page.

CC License
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22 smith

Posted on 10/4/18 6:17:59 PM Permalink

Hey Andrew,

I teach out in Southern California and would enjoy having your crew connect with my Social Entrepreneurship students here at Mater Dei Catholic High School. Let me know if you'd be up for a project and I've been doing this since '03...retired .com guy and opened up a ton of Charter Schools here in San Diego. Looking forward to the Adobe film coursework coming up and hope we can collaborate via the Adobe platform.



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Donald Paradise

Posted on 8/16/18 7:23:40 PM Permalink

​Super project for the students to build!

Tracy Grant

Posted on 2/12/15 7:14:24 AM Permalink

Excellent resource, thanks.

Christina Hauri

Posted on 6/3/14 4:45:02 PM Permalink

This is fantastic - thank you so much for sharing, especially the instructional videos and student examples! I hope to adapt this for my college-level digital editing course as one of the assignment choices. I appreciate all the detail you provided.

Joe Dockery

Posted on 4/21/14 6:20:24 PM Permalink

This is a great lesson. Thank you for sharing. I plan to use this with my students.